WWE Network

WWE Network reports 24% increase in subs

Subscribers to over-the-top wrestling service WWE Network increased 24% year-on-year to 1.46 million in the third quarter. Announcing its results last week for the three months ended September 30, World Wrestling Entertainment said that WWE Network subscription revenue increased 18% to US$42.8 million from US$36.4 million in the prior year quarter. However, overall revenues from the company’s media division decreased […]

Parks: Netflix retains OTT top-spot in the US

The top five most popular US over-the-top services by subscribers remained consistent over the past year with Netflix in the lead, followed by Amazon Video, according to Parks Associates. The new research places Hulu third, followed by Major League Baseball’s MLB.TV service in fourth and WWE Network in fifth place. The rest of the top […]

Former AMC int’l chief: ‘niche SVOD is the future’

Niche SVOD services will continue to gain ground in a world where launching new linear services is now ‘implausible’, says former AMC and MGM international boss Bruce Tuchman. In an article for TBIvision.com, Tuchman (pictured), now a media investor and board member of TV analytics specialist Parrot, notes the likes of CrunchyRoll, WWE Network and […]

WWE orders reality show from Lionsgate

Over the top wrestling channel WWE Network has ordered Holey Poley, a new reality series that will be produced by Lionsgate Television. The series will follow WWE Hall of Fame star Mick Foley and his family. The 10x30mins show will be made by Lionsgate and Trooper Entertainment, the prodco run by reality producer Dave Caplan. […]

OTT WWE Network hitting Germany

World Wrestling Entertainment is due to launch its over-the-top service WWE Network in Germany on January 5, 2016. Viewers in Germany will be able to access the US English language version of WWE Network for US$9.99 per month, gaining access to 12 WWE pay-per-view events, WWE programming and a video-on-demand library with more than 4,000 […]

Is the hype around OTT over the top?

Last week two landmark announcements signalled the pace of change in the pay TV industry is accelerating. Disney unveiled the forthcoming launch of its new direct to customer streaming service DisneyLife, and YouTube announced its new subscription service YouTube Red. While at MIPCOM earlier this month talk of around OTT and its potential impact (along […]

WWE Network hits million mark

Wrestling entertainment company WWE claims its international OTT channel is the “fastest-growing digital subscription service” after reaching its targeted one million subs mark. This comes 11 months after WWE Network first launched in the US, and follows 37% increase in subs since WWE’s last reported financial quarter. The recent growth was attributed to a free […]

WWE Network gets UK, Ireland launch

Wrestling entertainment company the WWE is launching its direct-to-consumer channel, WWE Network, in the UK and Ireland this month. The OTT channel has launched around the world in more than 170 territories since going live in the US last year, but had significantly not debuted in the UK despite the large sports entertainment audience in […]

WWE Network gets global OTT launch

Over-the-top wrestling channel WWE Network has launched outside the US for the first time. The network, which sports entertainment giant WWE launched earlier this year in the States, is rolling out in 170 territories including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, Spain, and the Nordics. The WWE expects the network to be available in […]

Disney, Animal Planet services join Amazon Fire TV

Connected set-top box Amazon Fire TV has added services from the likes of Disney and Animal Planet. WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney Jr., Animal Planet L!ve, MLB.TV and WWE Network apps have all been added to the platform, with the deals more than doubling its size. WATCH ABC, WATCH ABC Family, NFL Now, A&E, Lifetime, […]